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The division rival Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Turner Field.
right hander AJ Burnett will take the mound for the Phillies to start this game. Burnett is 6-8 this season with a 3.83 ERA.
The Braves will counter Burnett with Ervin Santana. Right hander Santana has a 4.01 ERA to go along with a 7-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Braves as -143-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game's total opened at 7
Atlanta was a 10-7 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -156 favorites, while the total score of 17 made winners of OVER bettors.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 10-3 loser as they battled the Nationals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -135 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 42-53
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Team record: 52-43
Atlanta is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia at Atlanta Saturday, July 19